Ribollita

Ribollita is a famous Italian-Tuscan soup with vegetables and bread.  It’s very similar to minestrone soup but Ribollita had beans instead odd pasta. with temperatures plummeting below freezing, who would not like to have a warm bowl of soup.  This soup includes a variety of vegetables with cannelloni beans.  Here is my variation of this…

Spicy String Bean Curry

Ingredients: ½ lb string beans ½ cup red onions thinly sliced 2-3 cloves garlic chopped into small pieces 2 small tomatoes chopped 1 teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon curry powder 1 ½ cups water 4 dried red chilies broken into 2pieces Strand of curry leaves Method: Wash and cut string beans into one-inch pieces. In…

Mushroom Pulav with Fried Soy Chunks

Even though mushrooms are not a delicacy in Sri Lanka, I thought to try this dish in combination with the soy chunks.  I used the same spices that I would use for any other vegetable pulav. Ingredients: ¾ cup basmati rice 2 cups water 3 tablespoons canola oil ½ cup chopped red onion 1 teaspoon…

Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a very simple dish to make.   It just starts with slices of baguette as a base and any toppings you wish.  Normally tomatoes are parboiled and peeled before making this dish. But when boiled and peeled, tomatoes have a tendency to become mushy and soggy.  So I thought of using fresh tomatoes with…